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votes for sure and he'll probably get in nevada which is six votes, that brings him to 243 votes. if he picked up ohio, then he would have, i think, 261 votes. he would need only nine more votes to climb the presidency. ohio is always important, especially to republicans, i'd say, this year more important than ever. >> we've been talking to voters in all states as they've left the polls today. anthony mason is in the exiting poll information. what did the voters in ohio say? >> the battleground states. the polls have closed, all three of them still right here in the middle in the toss-up column. we want to turn our eyes to ohio and the 18 electoral votes as we've been talking about. look in ohio, it makes up a quarter of the electorate there. john mccain and barack obama just about split this vote. romney has slightly a better advantage, but again, very close. we asked the white working class voters who's more in touch with people like you? again, tight. but asked as who would do a better job with the economy? romney has a big advantage. 53% to 44%. these are white working class voters
in the air, including ohio, colorado, nevada, wisconsin, and, of course, virginia, which he won narrowly. >> florida is actually considered too close to call. although more than 97% of the precincts are reporting, and president obama does have a lead in that state. the only state that obama lost this year but won in 2008 were indiana and north carolina. still, the swing state sweep gave obama a huge advantage, with experts calling the race in obama's favor once the votes for ohio came in around 11:30 last night. supporters joined both candidates as the votes came in last night with mitt romney's supporters in massachusetts and obama's supporters in chicago. >> that's where tracie potts is back with a look back on what ended up not being such a long night. >> reporter: we weren't even sure we'd have an answer for you this morning. they were major states outstanding early this morning when it was declared that president obama had the 270 electoral votes needed to win this very close race. a burst of emotion at the obama victory party in chicago the moment the race was called. and early thi
this early vote has turned out. look at this. colorado, 77% has already voted. nevada. 72%. north carolina, 63% has already voted. in florida 53%. iowa 44%. and ohio 31%. john dickerson and i were talking about this earlier today. we could have most of the results already by the people that have come out early and that's why the campaigns spent so much time on getting out the vote early, this ground game on these early votes. >> pelley: we'll come back to you early and often. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. john is going to be showing us the various ways that the candidates can get to the 270 electoral votes necessary to twin presidency. john? >> well, first, scott, let's follow up on what bob was saying. we're going to dispatch with 41 of the states, the majority of the country cbs estimates based on the polling that those states are either going to go to barack obama or to mitt romney. that gives barack obama a start where he's likely to get 237 electoral votes, mitt romney is likely to get 191 electoral votes. so here we are at the beginning of the evening, nothing ha
waiting on the other key swing states, iowa and nevada remain too early to call. north carolina, ohio, virginia, florida, colorado, too close to call. the senate, mostly breaking as expe expected, but the democrats did pick up three new seats. republicans projected to hold the house as well. >> all right. let's get straight to john harwood at the maproom to give us more color on what we're seeing as the most recent poll closings. over to you, john. >> we're almost completely closing the map of coloring in the map of all the states we knew in advance where they were going to faull. the only state where polls have not closed yet is the state of alaska. we're very confident mitt romney is going to win that based on polls before the election. so we're really waiting for those seven battleground states that haven't been filled in yet. again, to reiterate, as we've talked about before, if president obama wins the state of florida this race is over. he's going to be re-elected for a second term. but if mitt romney wins it, he's got to also win north carolina, he's got to win virginia, where
: what about early voting in nevada? >> both colorado and nevada are early voting states. 80% of registered voters are vote. 56%, nevada. the gop is battling harry reid's political machine. a growing population has a voting edge of -- voting edge of 90,000. despite obama's 2-point statewide lead they can make it up in reno and democratic turnout, early voting is down 5 points over 2008. martha: thanks, william. bill: we heard for several years that the economy is issue number one for you at home. if that's the case, how does this race break today? fair and balanced debate on that in a moment. martha: a handful of swing states that will likely determine the outcome of this election. which states fall into that category and why? bill: the race seems to be tightening by the day. why does one political analyst predict a landslide. >> you watched what happened in this country the last four years with an interview. you hope that president obama would live up with his promise to bring people together, to solve the big problems. he hasn't. i will. [cheers and applause] but don't just
, turnout is crucial. >> turnout has been crucial for three weeks. in other words, in colorado, nevada, north carolina, it may have been crucial before today, but on election day, as nancy mentioned in her piece, republicans have to turn their base out. >> stay with us, we'll be speaking with both campaigns this morning. we begin with david axelrod. david, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. happy election day. >> well, thank you. happy election day to you and everybody else in the great state of illinois. so tell me what it is that's most crucial today for you to win. >> well, you've been using the word, which is turnout. we've been expecting a close election for a year and a half. we've built a tremendous organization. we've got 200,000 or more election shifts volunteers set up. we've got 5,000 stations in neighborhoods across the battleground states. and now it's time to turn out that vote. and that's what this election is going to be about. we are happy about those early vote numbers. those early vote numbers are very significant. we go in with a great advantage. >> one thing t
have to use marco rubio, susana martinez, governor of new mexico, sandoval from nevada, hispanic americans who are republicans to forge a different conversation, because if they don't, this trend line will continue. >> well, i look at african-americans, the situation's even worse for the republican party. they don't have a roster like the ones major just outlined there, and they're doing much worse with african-american voters. >> how is it that the polls showed us that this was extraordinarily tight. many republicans said the polls are wrong, that it's not going to be the same as the 2008 electorate. what did we learn? >> the most important thing in my estimation was the partisan split. you know what that was in 2008? exactly the same thing, and what did republicans tell us throughout this campaign, especially down the stretch? we're not going to see that partisan divide, we're not going to see that split. there will be more republicans. we have enthusiasm, we have intensity, our people are going to show up. guess what, they didn't, or the numbers they had were insufficient to c
nevada. this has turned into a very big night for president obama. you had the sense from campaign aide early on as the polls started closing that they new things were trend in their direction and they were feeling confident. the president wrote two different speeches for tonight. a victory speech. and a concession speech. he was prepared for any scenario. tonight here in this room, before, newly 20,000, very excited supporters, he gets to deliver that victory speech. >> we are an american family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: reporting from chicago, obama campaign headquarters, karen travers for abc news. >> i'm brandi hitt in boston where the room fell silent the minute it was announced mitt romney lost the key battleground state of ohio and then the election. romney supporters were convince heed would win some of the key battleground states. he just fell short in states like pennsylvania, ohio and also virginia. here is what mitt romney told his supporters after he called president obama to congratulate him. >> this
in battleground states. >> you are in a very, very important state. you're in nevada. >> reporter: the mood and message differ from four years ago. hope and change now translate to stay the course, and finishing what the president started. volunteers say the work is harder this time. >> we have to do our homework and we have to know what the facts are, and to be able to share that with other people. >> tomorrow is election day. your vote is critical. >> reporter: volunteers used a different strategy. they focused on fellow republicans, reminding them to get out and vote tomorrow. >> as you call them, what's going to show up is the polling place number. >> reporter: they say they've also made calls to battleground states such as florida, ohio, and virginia. their target? republicans who don't always vote. >> it just reinforces them that somebody is out there trying to do something. that agree with the same things that they agree with. >> we have volunteers going out to the polling places. >> reporter: talking to voters about polling places tomorrow, statewide initiatives and local races. she
're in nevada. >> reporter: the mood and message differ from four years ago. hope and change now translate to stay the course, and finishing what the president started. volunteers say the work is harder this time. >> we have to do our homework and we have to know what the facts are, and to be able to share that with other people. >> tomorrow is election day. your vote is critical. >> reporter: volunteers used a different strategy. they focused on fellow republicans, reminding them to get out and vote tomorrow. >> as you call them, what's going to show up is the polling place number. >> reporter: they say they've also made calls to battleground states such as florida, ohio, and virginia. their target? republicans who don't always vote. >> it just reinforces them that somebody is out there trying to do something. that agree with the same things that they agree with. >> we have volunteers going out to the polling places. >> reporter: talking to voters about polling places tomorrow, statewide initiatives and local races. she says there is excitement that republican nominee, mitt romney may pul
. >> dana: nevada, your favorite state. >> greg: i love nevada. i spent time in carson city against my will. >> bob: chicken ranch. >> greg: no, bob. i have nothing on nevada. tom arnold is not voting for his ex-wife rosanne as nominee for peace and freedom party. this is your ex-wife. support her. >> dana: peace and freedom party? >> greg: the i want more marijuana party. >> bob: what twitter are you wearing snowear today? >> greg: this is in the spirit of money. i want people start making money and get rich again. that's why i'm wearing this. >> bob: one thing, colorado, other states voting on the legalization of marijuana today. draw the youth vote. >> greg: did they get off the couch? >> dana: can you offer the munchies at the polling booth? >> eric: >> bob: sure! >> eric: throw this out. we will know, we may know the fate of the next president. ohio, pennsylvania, virginia, florida. when you know those, it is pretty, pretty locked in when we know those four. >> dana: here we go. when we come back, we'll check in with campaign carl cameron spending the day at romney headquarters in bost
snow in hamilton and maybe snow on diablo and certainlily low snow levels in sierra nevada. dropping down to 3000 feet. this is unusual to be this warm fast. forecast highs, you see 70s, 73 in fairfield and 73 in walnut creek. >>> in the past 20 minutes, polls closed in two swing states, florida and new hampshire. more election results are coming into the ktvu newsroom, we will have the latest. >> the polls have closed in ohio, probably the most closely watched, no republican has ever won the presidency without taking ohio. here are the current numbers with one percent of the precincts reporting. president obama up 58 to 42% over mitt romney. >> now in the midst of the evening commute and people heading to the polls after work. let's go to john sacka. you are watching the activity at a precinct, right? >> reporter: yes, the traffic here has definitely picked up in the last hour as people have gotten off of work and come down to vote. you can see everybody around here. we are at the salvation army in clayton. there are three different voting precincts in operation. people have been c
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with the nine we've been talking about: nevada, colorado, iowa, wisconsin, iowa, new hampshire, virginia, north carolina and florida. that's where the competition will be tonight because those states it's just too close and so now we wait. >> pelley: john, thank you. the biggest of those battleground states are florida, ohio, and virginia. and that is where the candidates have been spending a lot of time since the republican convention. the obama-biden ticket in blue and the romney-ryan ticket in those red dots you see there. we have correspondents in all three of those states tonight and first dean reynolds is in the birthplace of seven american presidents, the state of ohio. dean? >> reporter: good evening, scott, from the statehouse in columbus. you know, ohio started voting early, five weeks ago and 1,787,000 people took advantage of that opportunity, the highest number in the state's history. we noticed today as well that a lot of people are casting provisional ballots, they go to people whose address doesn't match their registration or who requested an absentee ballot from the state but n
and nevada still being held there it could go either way as well. i know this happens a lot in the african-american community but you are thought of as the monolithic electorate but that's not true is it? >> no, that's not true at all i am very bipartisan. you have a large indepepdent i i i i i intnt whf whooooooactually. had the lowest% of the hispanic vote among republican candidates at 21 percent back in 1996 so it is very bipartisan, but always support the democratic candidate for president. >> i had a very good turnout in the hispanic community how would you compare it to a mitt romney appeal had met ronnie been able to come anywhere close to the demand 35 or the upper 35 percent the outcome could be considerably different. in states like florida and like nevada or colorado his message about immigration would have been a little bit kinder and gentler if you will his percentages may have improved but at the moment it didn't appear likely that he will break 30 percent. gov queen is joining me right now number one how does it feel to be here? we need four more years to help illinois an
is looking wet and colder in the sierra nevada this will translate into snow. the national weather service already potioned a winter weather advisory. five to ten inches of snow expected 59,000, gusty -- at 5,000 feet. tomorrow afternoon, warm. on the peninsula, 77 in millbrae. mountain view, 80. 75 on the coast and pacifica. a warm day. daly city, sunset district, mid-70s, south city, downtown san francisco, 77. north bay, the fog is getting closer. 73 at bodega bay. east bay, temperatures close to today's levels. 79 in oakland. inland, you'll feel the warmth again. 80 concord. for the monterey bay, warm 76-degree day in monterey, could see records. the election day looking great. cooler wednesday. cold showers thursday, may see thunder and lightning and small hail. a few showers on friday, and then keying cold conditions expected the morning over the weekend with cool conditions during the day. temperatures will take a good 20-degree drop from tomorrow to friday and saturday. mike is here 4:30 to 7:00 with any changes. >> dan: coming up next, the famous cross missing for two years, and
wet and colder in the sierra nevada this will translate into snow. the national weather service already potioned a winter weather advisory. five to ten inches of snow expected 59,000, gusty -- at 5,000 feet. tomorrow afternoon, warm. on the peninsula, 77 in millbrae. mountain view, 80. 75 on the coast and pacifica. a warm day. daly city, sunset district, mid-70s, south city, downtown san francisco, 77. north bay, the fog is getting closer. 73 at bodega bay. east bay, temperatures close to today's levels. 79 in oakland. inland, you'll feel the warmth again. 80 concord. for the monterey bay, warm 76-degree day in monterey, could see records. the election day looking great. cooler wednesday. cold showers thursday, may see thunder and lightning and small hail. a few showers on friday, and then keying cold conditions expected the morning over the weekend with cool conditions during the day. temperatures will take a good 20-degree drop from tomorrow to friday and saturday. mike is here 4:30 to 7:00 with any changes. >> dan: coming up next, the famous cross missing for two years, and
fine. same with nevada. areas of ohio look clear, too. there's talk of the nor'easter heading through the mid atlantic and off the east coast. it doesn't look to be a horrible storm. regardless fshl regardless, power outages in, we will see a chance of showers out there. but precip amounts should be very light. everything looks good, lynn, pretty much across the country for election day. couldn't ask for anything much better. >> bill, thanks so much. >>> in addition to the white house werks v, we'll take a look at the hotly contested senate races. plus let's go back to nbc's democracy plaza right here at the heart of rockefeller center. you can also check us out on the web at nbcnews.com. you're watching "early today." ♪ ♪ >>> a look there for you. bruce springsteen performing at an obama campaign event last night in columbus, ohio. speaking of the boss, it was in his home state of new jersey where officials are making sure voters can cast their ballots despite the devastation from hurricane sandy. voters whose polling places were flooded were busy filling out forms yesterday to c
with nevada or iowa, at least new hampshire with four votes is not going do it. let's give mitt romney ohio and florida as well. he's quite a bit short still, 29. he's going to need any combination of the yellow states that are left unless he made this final push for ben pen -- for pennsylvania that is going to get him closer still shy leaving whim colorado. the polls are close, but the -- latest poll gives obama more of a lead over mitt romney, 50-47, as of this morning. >> aside from the presidential election the biggest issue facing california voters prop 30. the governor's tax measure to fund education. he made his final push with senator feinstein yesterday. his initiative would avoid trigger cuts by increasing taxes on high income earners and increasing the state's sales tax. he will hold a rally with supporters and head back to sacramento. amy hollyfield will have more in the next half hour. >>> on this election day there are few more excited and dedicated than a san francisco woman who can lay claim to an amazing title. terry mcsweeney is live in the sunset district. >> reporter: ho
jer too close to call here, you've got nevada and colorado and iowa, as well as virginia, new hampshire, and florida. there is virginia and florida there. abc news is predicting mr. obama will likely win we'll see fog pushing into north bay valleys so normal seasonal conditions will return overnight lows into low 50s so cooler overnight. then some of the overnight readings earlier in the week. here is what's happening in the atmosphere, high pressure is retreating now, moving away. this big cold air mass coming our way. the cold front could bring showers to us. we'll start at 5:00 thursday morning. it will be dry. by 10:00 thursday morning we'll see showers developing in the north bay. the front swings eastward and south ward. showers reaching other parts of the bay area, there is not a lot of moisture with this system. some showers could trail into friday morning before giving way to sunny skies and much cooler conditions. into the seera, winter weather advisory in effect from thursday morning until friday afternoon. snow levels will be down to 3500 feet. tomorrow here in the
. >> it is day four of the strike affecting more than 100 stores in nevada and california including this one in san jose. the workers' union is protesting cuts to health benefits as well as the company's plan to eliminate premium pay for sundays. >> i started when i was 18. i believe in this company and i still believe in it and that's why i'm here standing for my rights. >> rali says that a union officer was arrested for crossing a line. the company i should a statement that the union leaders have denied employees the right to vote on their contract offer and that the store must reduce operating costs authorized to stay competitive. >>> the man accused for -- one day after california voters upheld capital punishment. a jury today found 49-year-old 19 thanburg guilty for two counts of murder for gunning down her girlfriend. and killing multiple victims which qualified him for execution. >>> there's a new development tonight in the case of the cal swim coach who sued the marod school district. christian klenen says that -- in the 1990's. the district recently packed turn out when its lawyers
that close their polls are iowa and nevada. those are both states that president obama has a slight edge and, obviously, his campaign will be wanting to so that edge reflected in the results. if it's not, that could, again, be problematic for him. >> niles stanich, i know you look forward to those nights. a lot of us are ready for the election to be over and this is like the super bowl for you. >> this is what it's about. >> enjoy. we'll talk to you soon. >> thanks. >> we'll be right back. ght bac . >>> stay with fox 5 for your election results tonight. it's going to be a busy night. we'll have coverage and live reports and analysis throughout the evening. we want you to weigh in on everything from the presidential race to the highly contested senate contest in virginia and the controversial ballot measures in maryland. use the hash tag decision 2012 to tweet us your thoughts and we'll be streaming live on your mobile device and we'll have the latest election results. make sure you download the fox five news app. it's on itunes or google play. the polls close in virginia and a number of oth
ground states like ohio, virginia, colorado and nevada -- also in hurricane damaged areas still without power, ballots are being cast in tents. after more than a year of campaigning, the candidates themselves bloated today. mitt romney in his home town of boston. his vice-presidential pick voted in wisconsin. >> i feel great today. >> vice-president joe biden waited in line at his polling station in delaware. >> i'm feeling pretty good >> president obama, back in chicago, held his final campaign rally in iowa on monday night. he will not be voting today. he voted early. boats that were not allowed to be counted until today. but it is the last minute undecided votes that has romney making a final push, adding campaign stops in pennsylvania and the toughest battle ground ball, ohio. with polls heading into election day showing a virtual tie, it is the handful of swing states that will likely determine the presidency. the tallies will be carefully scrutinized as the nation prepares for what could be a very long night of counting. >> thank you. maryland voters are making their way to the po
. he is going to need at least nevada or iowa with their six votes to give him the win. different way, if he takes ohio p if he takes florida he comes up -- 30 votes shy he has been campaigning hard in pennsylvania, president obama's edge razor thin. let's say mitt romney takes pennsylvania, still comes up short, he still needs a handful more votes. nevada is not going to do it, iowa is not going to do it, he is going to need at least colorado or double digit electoral colleges to put him over the edge. all of this predictive until people cast their votes. >>> shrbgs 6:30 to vice president biden stood in line chatting it up with other voters when reporters asked if he thought this was the laugh time he would vote for himself, he said no, i don't think so. -- >>> [ unintelligible ] brown made his final push with senator feinstein and mayor lee in san francisco yesterday. his initiative would avoid trigger cuts in the budget by increasing taxes on high income earners and state's sales tax. he will hold a rally with prop 30 supporters then head back to sacramento. >>> california voters w
before we start to see results out west, but beyond nevada which we don't think is much of a toss-up as we once thought it was, the romney folks don't feel that great about nevada, so most of the action is on the east coast and in the midwest. of the states that have been called, it's been a good night for barack obama. he won pennsylvania, looks like he's going to win michigan. he won wisconsin huge. i think the one we've not talked enough about is new hampshire. the ap has called new hampshire for barack obama. that was a state that mitt romney thought he had a really good chance of winning, neighbors, massachusetts -- >> [inaudible] >> does he have a house there? >> i think so. >> talk about new hampshire. >> just looking at the exit polls, just unpacking them a little bit, and people are going to be looking at whether mitt romney really had the momentum that he seemed to or that they claimed. you're going to hear republicans say you heard former governor haley barbour over the weekend saying the storm had really blunted his momentum. if the president's handling of the storm wa
in florida, ohio and new hampshire and paul ryan in colorado nevada and iowa. >> i want to show what you real change looks like because i fought for it. because i delivered t. we can't give up on it now. >> we hoped president obama would live up to his promise to bring people together to solve big problems but he hasn't. and i will. >> polls show the race is dead looked. 49% of likely votersobama and 48% romney. nearly every poll is just that close. we already know this tens of millions of people have cost ballot because of early voting. certainly this will be one big day for both campaigns. >> nfl fans in for pig contingent and politics. they are taping interviews that will take place in "monday night football." chris berman will handle them. tonight the interviews will air during halftime of the monday night game. some lesser known presidential candidates working. four such candidates debated sunday night in northwest d.c. including gary johnson of the libertarian volumes. jill stein, virgil goode and rocky anderson of the justice party. ralph nader moderated the
for democrats. virginia, montana are important if the democrats could pick off arizona or nevada. but things have been breaking for the democrats the past couple of weeks, i think. >> brown: you haven't had a chance to talk about missouri. >> missouri is a very interesting state where democrats hadn't been earning more than 50% of the votes even when winning because there were other factors. and and there is a third party candidate helping her a little bit. one interesting thing about deb fisher, it's the first time nebraska is sending a woman to the senate. and in new hampshire, the associated press called the democratic governor won there. she will be the only female democratic governor in the country next year because she's won. >> yes. >> brown: is that something you didn't know? did we stump you? >> there is a sitting woman democratic governor right now, but she chose not to seek reelection in north carolina. >> right, so in 2013. >> brown: and back to you, glen and judy. >> ifill: we find it very interesting to see how all this is shaking out partly because we see what's happening on t
they went to nevada, colorado, iowa, wisconsin, ohio, virginia and new hampshire and these are the ones who have been the surrogates with mrs. obama, no, my husband is not a cold fish. we have dinner every night with the kids. you should know him. you should see that smile. i love him. you should love him. mrs. romney who is very close to her husband in the strategy, she plays a bigger role than just being the wife of, she is the one who said, he is not a stiff man. look at us. and, by the way, you talked about the grandchildren. there are 18 grandchildren. 13 of them are boys. >> all right. let us put that to the decision desk and see what that means. okay, barbara, stand by, team. we know you have so much more you're eager to say and we'll take a break at election night headquarters 2012 reporting on one of the great nights in democracy, one of the great privileges it is to vote as the polls still are open and a lot of this country projections come in and we have more, of course, to report on what social media is saying when we come back. >> announcer: multitouchscenes courtesy of microso
in nevada and colorado. nevada is a pathway to 270 without ohio. i think the post-mortem on this is that -- if the republicans don't win, a look a thow they dealt with the latino vote and the language they used and the perception that is created. the latino vote is one of the pillars of the obama strategy. and a big turnout like the president said -- this is a reason why he wins. he was playing the analyst and acts like he doesn't do it publically. >> the best visual we've seen about the changing face of american politics -- the percentage of the vote white voters make up. it is down 3-4 points each election adn this will continue a long time. it was a reality they could blow off but they can't win without improving those numbers. >> you saw rubio try to do that -- >> and -- it was such a moment. really. and if we see, if republicans are serious about that, they will get serious about immigration reform. >> i will make a prediction if romney doesn't win. this is the last time we see a major party ticket with two white men on it. it will be almost automatic you have
a lot about. you want to make a comment about nevada, colorado and new mexico. >> yeah, look i think when you look at that block they totally got taken off the map, i mean from romney, and i think primarily because of the huge divide that obama was able to rack up with latinos, hispanics. it took new mexico off the map very early. >> but new mexico was not really in the game, this was a ten-point victory. did you think that was a state that mitt romney had a shot at winning? >> no, he had to win colorado or nevada, had to, and i think they became part of this regional block. block. bill: the early voting in nevada favored the president. at least that's what was reported and born out. in colorado that could be a bit of a surprise when you lose by 4 points. >> the romney people had a better early vote, led in the early vote in colorado. bill: you're right about that. >> that is very surprising. again i think because of both hispanics and women divided, the obama payable were able to create there nationwide helped them in colorado. bill: there are blue counties around denver, that is pr
to happen. >> that's plan c. wisconsin and iowa, colorado, new hampshire and nevada were plan b. >> one of them is gone. let's talk about florida. because you guys have been numbers crunching like crazy. it's interesting to comparing them to what they were four years ago. what is your sense, karl? identified that miami-dade and broward counties and palm beach the democratic strongholds in the south. obamis doing better in those. he is doing a little less than big urban centers of the i4 corridor. tampa saint peter and orlando and less well in the urban counties in the i4 corridors and worse in the southwest corner of the state and up in the north. the real one is the panhandle where he is running further behind where he did four years ago. walton county got 26% of the vote. now 23.7% of the vote. romney is getting 3 1/2 points better than -- but this race right now is settled. million people having voted is 2000 votes apart. i think at the end of the day it's about-- >> let me bring in-- >> this has been going back and forth. the interesting thing is in the counties where obama is doing
on this map is go ahead and take a look. you can see california has 9.7% unemployment. nevada has 11.2%. florida has 8.6%. you can go dive in on a state-by-state level as well. finally we've also got a lot of demographic data in here. this, for example, is a breakdown as how the country looks by ethnicity. the more pink, the larger hispanic population. new mexico has 46%. texas has 37%. these are just some of the data sets. whether it's demographic or economic or historical or a little bit of context that you like from the newshour so much. we'll be back. >> ifill: we'll be playing with those maps all night. we can't wait. all of those factors will play into state and local races across this country. back to jeff now now for a closer look at the house and senate contest on radar tonight. >> brown: still with me are christina bellantoni and stuart rothenberg. let's set the big-picture scene on the senate side. of course it's about control in both houses, right? >> sure, it is. at the beginning of this cycle, republicans felt confident that they might be able to win the necessary seats
and mountain states of wisconsin, colorado, and iowa. that left nevada and the three critical states we've been watching for months now. we're talking about ohio, virginia, and florida. as it turns out, the president only needed one of those states. as soon as nbc news projected ohio for obama around 11:15, the president had enough electoral votes to keep him in the white house. as icing on the cake, though, the president did also pick up virginia, and he also picked up nevada early this morning. >> after a hard fought presidential race, mitt romney called president obama around 12:30 this morning to concede victory. about a half hour later with his family behind him and thousands of supporters before him, romney publicly congratulated the president on his re-election. he called on elected leaders to find common ground on areas where congress has disagreed, like the growing deficit and many looi looming budget cuts. romney urged his supporters to look ahead and urge solutions for the next four years. >> the nation as we know is at a critical point. at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bi
of the romney headquarters-- >> woodruff: but we also said once colorado and nevada was called, there was no other route for governor romney-- displen our map still takes us where it takes us. >> the last count in virginia, president obama is ahead by 60,000 votes. the associated sprs reporting that lead. it's beyond an inside straight if virginia goes. >> woodruff: this is with 97% of the precincts reporting-- >> 51,000. >> woodruff: you're right, mark. mark, do the math. >> 51,000 vote lead for barack obama with 97% in. >> woodruff: gwen was looking at that same quote from karl rove questioning whether the call from ohio was premature and you could say that could be a reason for hesitating. >> ifill: at this point we're speculating. it's been an hour since the race was called. >> these people, it's not their first campaign. they've lost before and-- >> i think it's the candidate. i really do. >> i agree. >> i think it's the candidate who doesn't want to-- >> woodruff: you mean governor romney. >> who doesn't want to concede. do you think-- >> that's what he's going to say. >>
seats in play, and when we get out west, california, washington, nevada, something good could happen for them. but it's going to be hard for the democrats to take over the house. >> brown: there a particular one or two you want to keep your eye on especially tonight? >> a lot of the demographic data we're looking at democrats have area where's they can gain, perhaps later on down the line, arizona, texas, as sturks mentioned, florida is another one, where the democrats are look at making long-lasting gains. they're making new seats. california is another one we will be watching. what is the bigger picture when it comes to the type of members of congress? are these people extreme on one part or the other? the way the lines are drawn that can happen. if you draw a district with extreme democrat or republican, you can end up with extremes in congress. >> woodruff: mark, you were telling me you were off the set talking to somebody, picking up some information about how the vote is coming in. >> the turnout right now is that what tino voters are voting at the levels that the obama people
which gave 1 and a half percent. >>> workers at bel air grocery stores in northern california and nevada are on strike tonight with no scheduled negotiations in sight. rob ross tells us what the workers are demanding and how the strike is affecting customers. >> here at this striking workers politely ask shoppers not to buy their groceries here. sometimes it worked. >> today i'll just drive a little farther and hit another store. >> sometimes it didn't. >> when i would, maybe then it's time to ask for more. >> after 15 months of failed negotiations, some 7,000 workers walked out early sunday morning. workers are upset that wants to eliminate premium pay for work sundays but their biggest concern appears to be what they say sa proposal to reduce health benefits and eliminate them all together for older retirees. >>> health and welfare is huge. i've got a family of three. i've got a wife. we've gone through the hospitals. >> a company spokesman says raleys is no longer demanding changes to benefits but the company did say in a statement quote we must reduce our operating cost to become mor
ago including iowa and nevada and of course we are keeping a close eye on the other crucial battleground states including florida, ohio and virginia closing right now, iowa, montana, utah and idaho. both presidential candidates settled in to watch the results as they come in tonight. president barack obama has been in chicago all day. mitt romney want to boston this morning to cast his vote before flying out for more campaigning. we have team coverage on the two candidates. we go to the president supporters in chicago. we begin though, with rita williams with romney supporters in boston. [cheers and applause] >> well, mitt romney senior strategist took to the stage to ref up the crowd. no real news but you can see the crowd here is beginning to grow. meanwhile, i am told that mitt romney is across the street in a hotel room with his wife, ann, his five sons, 16 of his 18 grandchildren. but right before he went in there he had one last thing to say about this long campaign. >> i am very pleased. i feel like we put it all on the field. left nothing in the locker room. we foug
a difference in virginia, florida, colorado and nevada. >> the numbers don't lie. the demographics are changing. they are more and more latinos, asians and republicans are not clicking with those groups. >> mitt romney won more votes from white men, conservatives and older voters. some say the republican party needs to broaden their base and apeal to more -- appeal more people. >>> a flurry of tweets and the president set a new record. the election triggered 31 million tweets. president obama's tweet that read 4 more years was retweeted 700,000 times. president obama tweeted saying we are all in this together, that is how we campaigned and that is who we are. thank you. >>> supporters of gay marriage is celebrating today. measures legalizing same-sex marriage passed in maine and maryland. the 7th and 8th straits to allow. washington state could follow when all the ballots are counted. it is the first time they won at the polls. >>> two measures legalling marijuana passed in colorado and washington. legalizing marijuana passed in colorado and washington. experts say implementation remains uncert
many americans are looking to you in repo, here in nevada and a handful of states like my own, and they're looking to you to make sure that you cast is your vote for real change. >> and romney and his wife will vote tomorrow and then they will visit two more states tomorrow. he wants to campaign until the polls closed, so he will be going back to the key state of ohio and visiting pennsylvania as l. live in boston, jennifer davis, fox news. >> and on to election eve, the polls are coming out and many show the race neck-in-neck and that can for shadow -- foreshadow what is to come. >> reporter: the polls are coming fast and furious and i got the latest in from that washington post/abc news and they putting it nationally as the 50% mitt romney at 47% and i want to start with the new york times, this is the 5:38 blog. this is a statistical analysis they put together not only combining the polls, but also how the vote is going in the battleground states. they're saying tomorrow that president obama in his opinion has an 86% chance of being re- elected and that mitt romney has a 13% chance a
-- romney family. >> the president won with slim majorities in key states. virginia and nevada were not called until early this morning. still outstanding is florida where people were still in line of voting at 2:00 a.m. they have to count all those ballots, not to mention the provisional ballots in ohio. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> maryland chose ben cardin as a u.s. senator. >> you can see all the results scrolling on the bottom of your screen and on our website, wbaltv.com. we continue our team coverage with jennifer franciotti. >> she has a breakdown of the three main questions. >> marylanders had seven questions and you could call it a sweep. questions four, six, and seven. the dream act allows undocumented immigrants to pay in state college tuition rates and that they or their parents paid taxes. the dream act passed with 59%. 31% were against. >> we are very happy. we are a little emotional. the hard work has been worthwhile. >> marylanders passed question sixth legalizing same-sex marriage in the state of maryland. same-sex couples can apply for a civil marriage licens
, but it think it will be tough to overcome the top of the ticket impact. >> stay out west in nevada, third congressional district. >> joe heck, the congressman, this is the type of district the democrats should be challenging in if they wanted to win the majority. this is suburban las vegas clark county district come place where democrats should be doing very well. and write the democrats are having a tough time going after joe heck. democratic nominee is john, a former leader in the statehouse, but what's interesting is even though he has the influential position in the state legislature from its after talking talking about his record as a firefighter. they're not even mentioning that he's a politician because that label is not one to want to have. answer right now joe heck has the advantage that if democrats are having a better night than we expect, they would need to do better in this type of district's. california is a solid blue state for the president. but a couple of interesting house races in that state. >> well, california normally as handicappers we can almost ignore the state ev
, nevada. the -- >>> southwest will end its flights between oakland and reno. >> nevada. recently, those flights have only been 55% full. they are the main tearier at reno airport. alaska and united will continue their flights between reno and the bay area. >>> 7:47. not everyone will fly or drive this thanksgiving holiday. some people hope to avoid the crush by taking the train. but amtrak does expect many more passengers than normal. beginning today it is adding extra trains to the san joaquin and the capital corridor to handle the increased ridership expected this weekend. >>> the construction of the new bay bridge span has reached a new milestone. crews have just finished transferring the weight of the bridge from a temporary platform to a single mile long cable. that means the span now officially holds its own weight. when completed, the bay bridge will be the longest suspension bridge of its kind in the world. it is set to open next labor day. >>> 7:48. well, president obama is back at the white house this morning following his whirlwind trip to southeast asia. here's some video. t
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